IAPCO is administered by a Council consisting of at least eight and up to eleven Company Members, among them a President, a President-elect and a Treasurer. Eight members of the Council are elected by the members at the General Assembly. The elected members can co-opt up to three other members. Council may also invite members of the Association to report on various administrative topics and as such to participate in specific elements of Council meetings.

Roles and Responsibilities of the IAPCO Council


The work of the Council is to administer the Association, to ensure that the quality standards as set are maintained, to serve the members and to guide IAPCO as the leading authority on professional congress organisation worldwide. Furthermore the Council is responsible for ensuring that IAPCO fulfils its responsibilities in accordance with the Statutes in a professional manner and in accordance with the laws of the land, and operates in a business-like and financially viable manner.

Meet the IAPCO Council

Sarah Markey-Hamm – IAPCO President
Suite 2, 191 Riversdale Road, PO Box 170, Hawthorn VIC 3122, Australia

Sissi Lignou – President-Elect
President & CEO, AFEA Congress
39-41 Likavittou str. 106 72, Athens, Greece

Ajay Bhojwani – IAPCO Council
Regional Managing Director (MEA), MCI Group (UAE)
SJ Commercial Tower, Office Suite 1005, level 10, Airport Road, Abu Dhabi 127636, UAE

Limor Cunia – IAPCO Council
Vice President, Clients & Operations, Kenes Group
1 Mercaz Azrieli Holon, P.O.B. 11, Building D, 26 Harokmim St, Holon 5885849, Israel

Ellen Franck – IAPCO Council
Partner, Meetagain Konferens AB
Torshamnsgatan 35, 164 40 Kista, Sverige, Stockholm, Sweden

Stephen Noble – IAPCO Council, Chair of the IAPCO Training Academy
Manager (APAC), The Conference Company
31C Normanby Rd, Mt Eden, Auckland, 1024, New Zealand

Jimena Ruiz – IAPCO Council
Chief of Staff, BTC Americas
Rio Mixcoac No. 69 Credito Constructor, Benito Juárez, Mexico City, Zip Code 3940, Mexico

Nicola Testai – IAPCO Council
CEO, OIC Group
Viale della Giovine Italia, 17, 50122 Firenze FI, Italy

Jason Yeh – IAPCO Treasurer
CEO, GIS Group
2F, No. 316, Wenchang St., Xinyi District, Taipei City 11074, Taiwan

IAPCO is administered by a secretariat team working in the UK, serving the international membership

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